Barddoniaeth a rhyddiaith,

Scope and Content

Forty-four loose leaves (many imperfect and stained) and a fragment containing miscellaneous material in a number of ?late sixteenth and seventeenth century hands. The contents include notes in English and Welsh on palmistry; transcripts, largely incomplete, of Welsh poems in strict and free metres by ? Owen Jones, Griff. ap Dd. Fychan, ? Willi[am] ffylyp, Dd. Llwyd ?Lln. ap Owain, Robin Ddu o Fôn, David Lloyd ap Lln. ap Griffith, Thomas Price, Owen Gwynedd, Wiliam Llyn, Sowdwal, Siôn Keri, Siôn Tudur, Tomas Brydydd, Doctor Siôn Kent, Siôn ap Howel, Gruffudd Hiraethoc, Rys Kain, and Edw[a]rt Maelor; transcripts of two 'englynion', one in English and one in Latin; etc. The inscription 'Hwn o Lyfr Meyryg Dafydd, July 1821' (in the hand of Edward Williams) appears in the volume.


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Llanover B. 5. ii.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13067B.

Other Finding Aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

Custodial History

The names 'John Owens', 'John Vaughan', 'Owen Jones ', ?'Ellis Evans', 'William Roberts', 'Evan Evans', 'Evan Jones', ?'Ren [ ]lld A Hugh Chaynes', ?'Hugh Thomas Jhon Edwards', and 'David and [ ] ? Jones', appear in the volume, and 'David Prichiard', 'William Roberts's Booke wittness by me [ ] Owens of Dylaswy', 'Gulielmus Roberti eius Liber Petrus Owens', 'and Samuel Waker's hammer, 1749', 'William Roberts is the true owner of this Booke. Peter Owens Scripta manet 7br ye 15th 1733', and 'David Morris is ye true owner' appear as marginalia.

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